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Drew Stanton injured, Blaine Gabbert could start for Cardinals in Week 11

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Former 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert could start a game this season.

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton suffered a knee injury on Thursday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks, and could miss the team’s next game, meaning Blaine Gabbert is the next in line to start.

Obviously, this means something to San Francisco 49ers fans because Gabbert had a brief stint with the team. Gabbert was never good, never truly abysmal, but generally poor at just about everything a quarterback was expected to do.

This offseason, Bruce Arians said that the team felt confident enough to start Gabbert if need be, though he was buried third on the depth chart behind Stanton and Carson Palmer. Palmer sustained a broken arm against the Los Angeles Rams and went on injured reserve, putting Stanton in the spotlight.

With Stanton injured, the Cardinals plan to re-sign Matt Barkley, according to AZCentral. Barkley, of course, also spent time with the 49ers prior to roster cuts.

Gabbert went 9-41 as a starter with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the 49ers. With the 49ers last year, he completed 91 of 160 passes (56.9 percent) for 925 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. It will be very interesting to see how he performs for the Cardinals if Stanton can’t go.